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Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds

Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.

Pencil Grip is Less Important than Letter Formation and Speed

Pencil Grip is Less Important than Letter Formation and Speed

The increased use of computers and tablets in schools and at home has shifted educational focus toward a child’s keyboard skills rather than handwriting. Children are still expected to learn how to write by hand, but the importance of letter formation and speed is often overlooked.

How Do NeuroNet's Online Nanodegrees for Therapists Work?

How Do NeuroNet's Online Nanodegrees for Therapists Work?

How do NeuroNet's online Nanodegrees work for therapists? This post provides an overview of one of NeuroNet's software programs as well the online course experience for therapists.

Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes

Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes

A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest impact on young children’s academic and social skills. The review helps untangle a complicated knot of factors that affect young children.

Toddlers begin learning rules of reading, writing at very early age, study finds

Toddlers begin learning rules of reading, writing at very early age, study finds

New research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that children as young as 3 already are beginning to recognize and follow important rules and patterns governing how letters in the English language fit together to make words.

Building Brain Habits: Predicting Success

Building Brain Habits: Predicting Success

Christopher was not a behavior problem, but he was refusing to do his work. He usually earned Bs or Cs in his 3rd grade class and his teacher had no sense of why he was no longer interested in school. What was the cause of his apathy, and more urgently, how can we motivate and engage a student like Christopher?

Handwriting Delays May Indicate Learning Disorders

Handwriting Delays May Indicate Learning Disorders

Children with learning challenges experience handwriting delays at a younger age, study shows.

Write-To-Read: Improve Reading Skills With Purposeful Writing

Write-To-Read: Improve Reading Skills With Purposeful Writing

Early childhood is a crucial time for children’s reading and writing development. Children who lag behind in the early years usually encounter considerable difficulties throughout their academic careers. A recent study tested an exploratory write-to-read method in first grade classrooms as an alternative reading program.

Moving for Math

Moving for Math

A classroom full of children waving their arms up and down, jumping, and tapping to the beat may sound like a gym class, but these movement exercises are actually designed for the classroom to help children learn math and writing.

Distracted Now, Pay Later

Distracted Now, Pay Later

Children experience many phases and changes during their school years, and its tempting to think they will grow out of most of their difficult phases. But a new study shows that children with early attention problems are at risk for worse academic outcomes in high school.

Is Handwriting Relevant in Our Digital Age?

Is Handwriting Relevant in Our Digital Age?

Encouraging preschoolers to practice their handwriting skills should take place before children ever step foot into a classroom, new evidence suggests.